Guthrie Theater
Backstage 2006
View of the Gridiron
View above the acoustical "cloud" ceiling in the Wertle Thrust.
View of the Costume Shop
View of the Counterweight Arbors in the Stagehouse
View of the Scene Shop
View of the Forestage Grid, looking  down at the stage thru the removable Grid sections.
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Client:Guthrie Theater
Project Category:Resident Professional Theatres
Architect:Atelier Jean Nouvel
Arch. of Record:Architectural Alliance
Completion Year:2006
Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota
Acoustician:The Talaske Group
In 2002, the Guthrie embarked on a plan for a new three-theatre complex, including a near replica of its original 1100-seat thrust theatre, a 700-seat proscenium theater and a flexible 200-seat 'studio' theatre, along with the requisite support spaces, shops, rehearsal, and administrative spaces.

FDA worked closely with Artistic Director Joe Dowling and his staff to develop a highly detailed building program, which went through several iterations as needs and aspirations were balanced against resources. 

Our work addressed the following needs: Stagehouse, Scene Shop, Costume Shop, Prop Shop(s), Trap Rooms, Dressing Rooms, Classrooms, Lighting Catwalks, Vomitory Circulation, Rehearsal Rooms, and Administrative Offices.